The 2017 report ‘Global Estimates of Modern Slavery’ by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Walk Free Foundation (WFF) focuses on two main issues: forced labour and forced marriage. The estimate of forced labour comprises forced labour in the private economy, forced sexual exploitation of adults and commercial sexual exploitation of children, and state-imposed forced labour.
The South Asia report ‘Children in Labour and Employment’ by International Labour Office, provides an overview and insight into the nature and extent of child labour and children’s employment and educational marginalisation in the South Asian countries and region. It further highlights gaps in national statistical surveys and inconsistencies across countries, which limit the scope of the findings and analyses.
The report ‘Summary of Regional and Subregional Structures and Initiatives to Counter Trafficking in Persons’ is based on submissions received from regional mechanisms in response to questionnaire of the UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in persons, especially Women and Children, the Special Rapporteur’s 2010 report to the Human Rights Council and more recent submissions.
The report ‘Working Against Trafficking Through Multilateral System – A Sttudy of Coordination between UN Agencies at Global, Regional and National Levels’ commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs aims to analyse the coordination amongst various UN Agencies working to stop trafficking in persons. The report attempts to review the collaborative experiences of the organizations and identify the weaknesses, suggesting areas for action.